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Learn how to saute chicken tenders for an easy weeknight meal.

Easy sautéd chicken tenders

Quick and easy, healthy chicken tenders.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sauted chicken tenders
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or fat of choice


  • Heat skillet over medium heat and when heated add 2 T. oil to skillet. 
  • Pat dry chicken tenders and sprinkle ¼ tsp each of the spices on one side of the tenders.
  • Place chicken season side down in hot oil and brown on one side for about 4 minutes or until brown.
  • Season second side of chicken with remaining seasonings and flip over to brown second side.
  • Chicken will likely not be cooked inside.  If it is not, turn heat down to low, put lid on skillet and cook for another few minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  If you have a meat thermometer, you are looking for an internal temp of 165 degrees.